Neighborhood Assistance

CCA’s Neighborhood Assistance program meets the immediate needs of families, seniors, and people with disabilities who live in our Hill neighborhood of New Haven.




Since its beginnings, CCA has provided over 50,000 people with basic and emergency services, including food, clothing, shelter, and referrals for other social service needs. To further assist our neighbors in the Hill, CCA also serves as an application site for Connecticut Energy Assistance Program and the Community Fuel Bank.


For information on available resources, please read on or call: (203) 777-7848.




Food Pantry

CCA’s “Client Choice” Food Pantry is available to families (households with at least one child), seniors, and individuals with disabilities who live in the Hill (ZIP code 06519). First-time food pantry recipients must bring a utility bill as proof of residence. Walk-ins are accepted for emergencies or missed appointments on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00PM.



“Client Choice” means that participants set appointments convenient for them, and browse our shelves to select the items they want and/or need. CCA maintains a partnership with the Connecticut Food Bank, which ensures the Food Pantry is always available as needed.



Energy Assistance

This service is available to all New Haven residents, by appointment only.



Diversion Services

CCA provides emergency services to help prevent families from moving into homeless shelters. Families who need this support must call 2-1-1, or visit for more information.



BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign

For more than 40 years, CCA has been providing New Haven residents with Thanksgiving food baskets. Residents of the Hill (ZIP code 06519), and families (households with at least one child), seniors, or individuals with disabilities receive turkeys and all the fixings for a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.



In 2015, with sponsorship and volunteers from the accounting firm of BlumShapiro, as well as support from News 8 WTNHThe Connecticut Food Bank and scores of volunteers, CCA collected and distributed more than 2,200 Thanksgiving food baskets and turkeys. CCA estimates that more than 8,000 people, nearly 50 percent of them children, benefited from this initiative.



All recipients are required to register beforehand. Registration dates are announced during September. Please call (203) 777-7848 for more information.



Please join us each year to make sure people who are poor are able to enjoy a holiday meal with loved ones, just like the rest of us.